Seminar Series

The Development of Net-Positive Social Factors at CIRS: From Pre- to Post-Occupancy Evaluation

Speaker: Sylvia Coleman, PhD Candidate, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES), Sustainable Building Science Program (SBSP) Trainee, The University of British Columbia
Location: BC Hydro Theatre, CIRS building, 2260 West Mall
Date: November 28th, 2014, 1-2 PM

UBC Living Lab: A Process Roadmap to Accelerate the Adoption of Sustainable Technologies for Campus Infrastructure

Speaker: Paul Save, MASc, Civil Engineering, Project and Construction Management, SBSP (Sustainable Building Science Program) Trainee, The University of British Columbia
Location: Policy Labs, CIRS building, 2260 West Mall
Date: Thursday, October 16th, 2014, 1-2 PM

Energy Efficiency and Performance Gap in Green Buildings: The Case Study of the CIRS Building

Speaker: M. Mahdi Salehi, PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SBSP (Sustainable Building Science Program), The University of British Columbia.
Location: Policy Labs, CIRS building, 2260 West Mall
Date: October 3rd, 2014, 1-2 PM

Natural or Mechanical Ventilation? Outdoor-Indoor Pollutant Dynamics in Hybrid Building

Speakers: Stefan Storey, PhD, MaSc, SBSP (Sustainable Building Science Program) Trainee, The University of British Columbia.
James Montgomery, PhD Candidate, MaSc, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SBSP (Sustainable Building Science Program) Trainee, The University of British Columbia.
Location: Policy Labs, CIRS Building, 2260 West Mall
Date: Wednesday, May 21st, 2014, 2-3 PM

An Investigation of the Indoor Environmental Quality of a Sustainable Building at UBC

April 11th at 2 pm
Speaker: Yizhong LEI, MECH student, (Sustainable Building Science Program) Trainee, The University of British Columbia
Location: SPPH 424, 2206 East Mall

Designing for Energy Efficiency in Residential Buildings

April 10th at 1 pm (Pizza will be served at 12:45)
Speaker: Helen Brennek, B.E.Sc., M. Eng candidate, CERC (Clean Energy Research Centre), SBSP (Sustainable Building Science Program) Trainee, The University of British Columbia
Location: Policy Labs, CIRS building, 2260 West Mall

The Merits of a Circular City

April 1st at 2 pm (Refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Cramer, Director of the Utrecht Sustainability Institute, and a member in Sustainable Innovation at Utrecht University, Netherlands
Location: BC Hydro Theatre, CIRS, 2260 West Mall

Green 2.0: A Middleware Platform for Enabling Socio-Technical Analytics of Green Buildings

March 21st at 12 pm ( Pizza will be served at 11:45 )
Speaker: Tamer El-Dirabi, PhD Civil Engineering Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Director, Centre for Civil Informatics, University of Toronto
Location: Policy Labs A&B, CIRS, 2260 West Mall

Optimal Design of Silencers for Internal Natural-Ventilation Openings in Sustainable Buildings

March 13th at 1 pm ( Pizza will be served at 12:45 )
Speaker: Murray Hodgson, PhD CEng FASA Professor of Acoustics, Director, Acoustics & Noise Research Group Director, NSERC CREATE Sustainable Building Science Program SPPH and MECH, University of British Columbia
Location: BC Hydro Theatre, CIRS, 2260 West Mall

Seminar: Identifying & Developing a Regenerative Sustainability Assessment Framework to Evaluate ‘Net Positive’ Aspirations of Built Environment, along both Human (Social) as well as Environmental Dimensions

Thursday, February 27 between 1 – 2 PM ( Pizza will be served at 12:45 )
Speaker: Julia Reckermann, MSc, SBSP Trainee & Syed Raza Ali Jaffery, MSc, SBSP Trainee
Location: CIRS Policy Labs, CIRS building, 2260 West Mall

Seminar: Intentional Feedback Processes for Sustainable Buildings

Jan 30 at 1 pm ( Pizza will be served at 12:45 )
Speaker: Laura Fedoruk, BASc, EIT, LEED AP BD+C, SBSP Trainee
Location: CIRS Policy Labs, main floor of CIRS building, 2260 West Mall